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1 Exploring Careers in Family and Community Services

2 Copyright Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, These Materials are copyrighted © and trademarked as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts and schools educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only, without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non-educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. For information contact: Office of Copyrights, Trademarks, License Agreements, and Royalties, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX ; phone ; 2

3 Human Services Cluster Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs such as counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 3

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5 College and Career Initiative Education initiative designed to prepare students for a: Lifetime of success Secondary and postsecondary opportunities Career preparation and advancement Meaningful work Active citizenship Designed to help students (and parents) make: Wise education choices 21 st Century curricula combining: rigorous academics and relevant career education Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 5 Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

6 Programs of Study Family and Community Services Dietitians Geriatric Care Manager Social and Community Services Manager Become a Personal and Home Care Attendant (click on link) Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 6

7 High School Career Related Electives 9 th – Principles of Human Services 10 th – Interpersonal Studies, Child Development, Family and Community Services, or Human Growth and Development 11 th – Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness, Counseling and Mental Health, Human Growth and Development, Family and Community Services 12 th – Food Science, Practicum in Human Services or Problems and Solutions Note - Sequence of courses in your school may be different from the recommended sequence of coursework. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 7

8 On the Job Training Dietary Aide Community Outreach Aide Community Support Aide Food Service Worker Health Aide Life Skill Counselor Aide Medical Assistant Aide Medication Aide Mental Health Aide Patient Care Aide Personal/Home Care Aide Social Worker Aide Note: These experiences may be started and/or completed as part of the high school experience. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 8

9 Possible Certificates (HS) Food Manager Heartsaver® CPR ServSafe® OSHA CareerSafe Note: Students may earn all or part of these certificates as part of the high school experience. Career Options: Dietary Aide Food Service Worker Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 9

10 Associate Degrees Administrative and Secretarial Services Behavioral Sciences Business Administration and Management Community Health Services Dietetic Technology Financial Management and Services Foods and Nutrition Studies Health and Medical Administration Services Individual and Family Development Studies Health and Medical Administration Services Mental Health Services Physical Therapy Assistant Psychology Public Administration Social Science Studies Social Work Career Options Case Management Aide Community Outreach Worker Community Support Worker Dietetic Technician-Registered Certified Dietary Manager Government - Eligibility Interviewer Personal/Home Care Services Manager Physical Therapist Assistant Social and Human Services Assistant Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 10

11 Bachelor Degrees Dietetics Foods and Nutrition Gerontology and Geriatric Services Gerontology Counseling Services Health Information Manager Health Promotion Health and Wellness Promotion Health Services Administration Human Development and Family Studies Community Health Developmental Psychology Long-Term Care Administration Nutrition Public Administration Social Work Sociology Youth and Community Studies Career Options Administrative Assistant Adult Educator Community and Social Services Specialist Counseling Aide Counseling/Gerontology Aide Food Services Manager Medical Office Manager/Administrator Nutritionist Registered Dietician Social Services Caseworker Social Services Worker Volunteer Coordinator Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 11

12 Graduate Degrees Counseling Psychology Developmental Psychology Family Psychology Foods and Nutrition Food Science Health Administration Health Promotion Health Services Management Health Services Research Career Options Career Counselor Geriatric Care Manager Gerontology Counselor Life Skill Counselor Medical and Health Services Manager Nutrition Consultant Nutrition Educator Nutrition Researcher Residential Advisor Social and Community Services Manager State TANF Administrator Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 12 Long-Term Care Senior Housing and Aging Services Long-Term Health Care Administration Management – Health Services Nutrition Nutrition Science Public Administration Public Health – Community Health Public Policy

13 Obtaining Employment When seeking employment, have available: Career portfolio résumé certifications record of skills attained letters of reference Completed job application Interview skills Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 13

14 Maintaining Employment Once you have secured employment, be sure to: arrive to work on time work responsibly work safely respect the business maintain a positive attitude complete assigned tasks Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 14

15 Terminating Employment If you have to quit your job, be sure to follow these steps: give at least two weeks notice submit a letter of resignation which may include: reason for leaving thanking employer for experience offering to train new employee Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 15

16 Continuing Education Learning does not stop after completing a program Must keep up with current trends in the industry Continue updating your skills through: certificate programs conferences educational opportunities meetings seminars webinars Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 16

17 Entrepreneurship Opportunities Advantages ownership job satisfaction earning potential Disadvantages financial risk competition no guarantees Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 17

18 What career are you interested in? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. 18

19 19 Questions? Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

20 References and Resources Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images: Microsoft Office Clip Art: Used with permission from Microsoft. Textbooks: Kelly-Plate, J., & Eubanks, E. (2004). Todays teen. New York, NY: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. Websites: Achieve Texas An education initiative designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success CTE – Learning that works for America Nationwide Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve the countrys needs. My Next Move An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options National Center for O*NET Development. Human Services Career Cluster. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved December 16, 2013, from YouTube: Become a Personal and Home Care Aide Assist elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the persons home or in a daytime non-residential facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals.


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